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  • Join Professor Rangi Mātāmua, a lecturer in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at Waikato University, and Greta Dromgool from the Science Learning Hub as we share ways to incorporate te reo Māori alongside teaching science.

    The importance of te reo Māori in the classroom is highlighted in our teaching standards and government education strategies.

    Acknowledging we will all be at different stages in our journey with te reo Māori, we share quality resources and teaching strategies adaptable to a range of contexts.

    I enjoyed listening to the webinar ... and am keen to explore many of the resources that were mentioned.


    Opportunities for using te reo Māori

    This is the edited recording of the Opportunities for using te reo Māori webinar.

    Opportunities for using te reo Māori – slideshow

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    Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters






    Why are we wanting to increase the amount of te reo Māori in the classroom?



    How can we do this?









    Teacher resources



    Student resources



    Adapting resources

    35 –38


    Setting goals



    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks



    Related content

    If you are interested in what resources the Science Learning Hub has that incorporate te reo Māori, have a look at our overview article Hub resources with te reo Māori.

    You might also like to take a look at the article Mātauranga Māori and science and the webinars:

    Teachers often ask what Māori content is available on the Science Learning Hub. We have a wide range of resources including articles, teaching and learning activities and videos.

    The Science Learning Hub team has curated a collection of resources related to opportunities for using te reo Māori. Login to make this collection part of your private collection, just click on the copy icon. You can then add additional content, notes and make other changes. Registering an account for the Science Learning Hubs is easy and free – sign up with your email address or Google account. Look for the Sign in button at the top of each page.

    Useful links

    Our guest speaker Professor Rangi Mātāmua has some valuable information on his Facebook page Living by the stars. He has also produced two excellent books, Matariki: Te Whetū Tapu o te Tau and Matariki: The Star of the Year.

    Here are some links to information about te Tiriti o Waitangi in classrooms.

    The Ministry for Education’s Tau Mai Te Reo strategy outlines the importance of high-quality Māori language in education.

    The Enviroschools programme explores Māori perspectives (NOTE: you need to be an member to access this).

    Look here for a list from The Spinoff of places to learn te reo Māori.

    TKI has wide range of resources aligned to te reo Māori curriculum guidelines. See the Pūtaiao Online section on Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) for a science focus.

    Check out some resources for physics in te reo Māori.

    A must-have dictionary – Te Reo Pūtaiao.


    The Science Learning Hub would like to thank Professor Rangi Mātāmua for his involvement in this webinar.

      Published 30 November 2018, Updated 29 March 2022 Referencing Hub articles
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